Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections

E-Cigs May Be Linked to Respiratory Infections By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people’s risk of respiratory infections, whether or not it contains nicotine, a new laboratory study has found. Lung tissue samples from deceased children appeared to suffer damage when exposed […]

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Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks

HPV Test Endorsed for Cervical Cancer Checks By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women’s health organizations said Thursday. The groups said the HPV test is an effective, one-test alternative […]

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Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates. HPV16 is the […]

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Two Ebola Vaccines Seem Safe: WHO

Two Ebola Vaccines Seem Safe: WHO Jan. 9, 2015 — Two leading Ebola vaccines seem safe and clinical trials with healthy volunteers in West Africa will begin soon, according to the World Health Organization. It says there is now enough data to show that the two most advanced Ebola vaccines have an “acceptable safety profile,” […]

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FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Type of AFib By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Savaysa […]

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Flu Season May Not Have Peaked: CDC

Flu Season Bad and May Get Worse Jan. 9, 2015 — This year’s flu season is still bad, and it’s too soon to say whether it has peaked, officials from the CDC warned Friday. “This flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, especially for older people, young children, and those with underlying […]

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Middle School Football Doesn’t Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Middle School Football May Not Cause Brain Damage By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who play football in middle school don’t appear to have any noticeable short-term brain damage from repeated hits to the head, new research suggests. However, one doctor with expertise in pediatric brain injuries expressed […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Risk of Preterm Birth By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests. Women with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 1.5 […]

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Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The potential health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two groups representing cancer researchers and specialists. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of […]

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Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

This May Help Some Women With Early Breast Cancer By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For some women with early breast tumors, lower-dose chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin may help ward off a cancer recurrence, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published in the Jan. 8 New […]

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